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North Texas voters face cool temperatures, some rain

Umbrellas were the order of the day for Election Day in downtown Fort Worth Tuesday.
Umbrellas were the order of the day for Election Day in downtown Fort Worth Tuesday. uhler@star-telegram.com

A cloudy, cool and damp Tuesday is greeting North Texans on Election Day 2016.

That comes a day after North Texas was drenched with heavy rains from showers and thunderstorms. Some neighborhoods reported more than two inches of rain and a flash flood warning was issued late Monday in some North Texas counties.

An upper level trough along with lots of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico have kept the damp conditions around North Texas since Sunday, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

A cool front and the same moisture will keep rain chances alive for voters. There’s a 40 percent chance of rain all day Tuesday.

“The rain chances may not decrease until this evening,” said meteorologist Jennifer Dunn of the weather service in Fort Worth.

The daytime high is expected to be 69 degrees, Dunn said.

There’s still a 20 percent chance of rain on Wednesday for Tarrant County.

It will be dry for a few days and cool autumn North Texas temperatures will be around for the rest of the week. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Residents will wake up to temperatures in the lower 50s.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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